The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come ★★★½

I assumed that this would only be noteworthy for the music, but in the end I thought it was actually pretty good. The story isn’t exactly laser-focused, and there are little elisions in the plot, but that ambling quality somehow works in its favor, giving it a lived-in vibe and making it feel like a miniature odyssey. It’s true that the country-kid-turned-outlaw story is overly familiar, but there are little details, regional politics, and local flavor that make things interesting.

Also there is a bong hit so fat it looks like the guy is smoking an entire shrubbery at once.

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